5 Reasons WordPress Blogs Make Great Business Sites

Blogging used to be for the hobbyist. Yet now, there are hundreds of headlines out there telling you that you can make thousands of dollars blogging. The truth is that you can make money blogging, but probably closer to a few hundred dollars a month. However, there are some ways to maximize your earning potential for your blog.

Developing a new mindset will help you hang in there for the duration while you become a successful blogger. Better things will happen in your life when you can learn to grind it out to the finish line.

Once you start earning some money online, you may want to test out other methods of advertising. Google AdWords allows you to pay for an advertisement to be shown on Google. The more you’re willing to pay, the higher your advertisement will be displayed. The cost you pay ultimately depends on the keywords you choose. Some keywords can be very expensive and some can be very cheap. It will just take doing a little research using the Google AdWords Keyword tool to figure it out. It is a free tool to use.

Everywhere you look, more and more people are jumping aboard the video blogging bandwagon. Matt Cutts, Google’s own SEO expert, has done quite a few video blog posts lately. Just this morning, I read a post at Problogger about blogging tutorials – in video format, called Tubetorial. Some are saying that video blogging is the future of blogging, and that one day that will be the only way to read Tips and hacks for life and business.

Now you have a blog and you’ve chosen what to write about. The third step is to monetise your blog. Making money blogging is dependent on incorporating two main monetisation methods into your blog. The first method is to use affiliate links, advertising products relative to your niche (e.g. an ebook on flower arranging). The second is to insert Google AdSense text advertising onto the template of your blog.

If you own a blog whose target market is Golfers, just as an example. Why would you want to go and leave a comment on someone else’s blog, such as, scrap-booking? Unless, of course, it was scrap-booking specifically for golfing, memorabilia, etc.

Finally, you are ready to start blogging and marketing your blog. Learning to market a blog also takes a little work. Now, jump on the blogging bandwagon and start earning some money!